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St Paul's Church, Cobbitty, around 1875 / photographer unknown
1 carte-de-visite; sepia toned ; 9.9 x 6.3cm.
Verso carries the handwritten inscription: "To dearest Millie, with Arthur's love".
St. Paul's (Cobbitty, N.S.W.)
The church of St Paul's, Cobbitty, was consecrated in April 1842. At that time it was described as "a very sightly Gothic structure ...beautifully situated on a hill, overlooking the Vale of Denbigh" and having a tower surmounted with a "well-built stone spire". [ref: SMH 11April 1842 p.2]
At the time this photograph was taken the incumbent was the Reverend Arthur Wellesley Pain who had married Annie Bisdee Thorne in April 1871 at St. Mark's, Darling Point. The inscription on the verso of the photograph is from Arthur to his sister-in-law, Melina (Millie) Thorne.
Estate of Rosalie Ann Watkins, nee Thorne, (1850-1927) of Penrose, Marsden Street Parramatta; Kenneth Stewart, Sydney antiquarian bookseller
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The church of St Paul's, Cobbitty and its Parsonage, around 1877 / photographer unknown
St Paul's Church, Cobbitty, around 1880 / photographer unknown